Trailblazer looks to kick-start Republic FC’s new development program

Rod Underwood hopes to draw underserved youths as Republic FC Academy director. Defending USL champions to hold tryouts to fill three elite youth teams. Former Furman star sees cooperation with area clubs as a positive jump-start.


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Why celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Maybe not the reason you embrace

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with increasing fervor each year in the United States, with more attention paid to the annual May 5 observation here than in Mexico, where it is a holiday of rather modest repute. Why? For one, many people think the date marks Mexican independence, which it does not. Here’s a brief primer.

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